I haven't blogged in a while. I wanted to last week, but I didn't have the heart to write about what's been on my mind. As a blogger, I realize I look at the world, not necessarily differently than others, but definitely with a focus. "Is this moment bloggable?" I will often think, as others … Continue reading On ambiguous blogging.
I think I need to change the title of this blog to "Cake & Cows... & Insomnia." It doesn't quite have that same ring to it. But alas! The thing is: I can't say "No" to cake, especially when it was made by a trained baker, who also happens to be a friend, and is … Continue reading Insomnia, are you here to stay?
Yesterday, I had the pretty unique opportunity to teach approximately 500 7th/8th graders about Islam. Since participating in AMCLI in October 2017, my personal/professional goal has been to not say No to any invitation for a speaking engagement, unless it conflicted with my schedule or was on a topic completely outside my knowledge base. For as … Continue reading What is this? Has Rafia finally conquered her fears of public speaking? Maybe.
Today was a great way to start the best month of the year. This afternoon I participated in a panel titled "A Double Whammy or Triple Threat: The Disparity of Diversity Amongst Women in STEM." If you've been reading this blog, you can probably deduce my first reaction. Why am I being asked to participate … Continue reading What the little girl in me needed to hear
The thing about getting married on Christmas is: a) As a Muslim from North America, I finally have something to celebrate. No, my family never had a tree - and I am glad my parents held firmly to their faith. Although I ain't gonna lie, I was jealous of all those kiddies who got gifts … Continue reading A Year in Review, Rafia-Style.